Lager Town | Half Acre Beer Company

Lager TownLager Town
BA SCORE
74.3%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 113 ratings
Lager TownLager Town
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
An Octoberfest that lives in the malty bosom of Munich's storied tradition. Take a drive through Lager Town.

Added by GbVDave on 10-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,820
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
113
Liked:
84
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
10%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 16
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of kojevergas
3.16/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of emerge077
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep saturated copper amber color, sheets of lace in the glass, lasting coverage on the surface that has a creamy texture. Bright clarity with rising trails of visible carbonation.

Clean mild hop aroma, some general yeastiness, the toasted malt character is missing however.

Smooth feel, lightly malty, earthy and toasty grain husks, light bitterness that lingers in the finish. Dry and not sweet, clean and more bitter than most traditional Oktoberfests. Nuanced hop character, not overt, though the bitterness seems to define it. Overall very drinkable, enjoyable and subtle.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tumbler at Firkin.

Stickin' by the Half Acre station at Solidarity to try out this "Novemberfest". It pours a clear brass-amber topped by a couple o' fingers of cream-white foam. The nose comprises caramel, wheat, light clove, and light brown sugar. The taste holds notes of bitter grass, light menthol, light caramel, mild biscuit, and miscellaneous greens. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick-ish feel. Overall, an okay O-Fest (well, N-Fest, in this case, I guess...), but one that just seems a bit too bitter for its own good. The hops just don't meld very well the malty backbone at all.

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Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of MasterSki
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler from Half Acre. Shared it at the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Boobs opening night after-party. Served in a Night of the Living Ales 2010 taster pint glass.

A - Two fingers of off-white foam settle to a thick collar and near-complete cap, leaving behind minimal lace. Body is a hazy unfiltered amber color.

S - Caramel, nuts, bread, toasted grains, a dollop of honey, and perhaps the faintest hint of noble hops. Smells like an Oktoberfest alright.

T - Honey cakes, toffee malts, fresh-baked buttered biscuits, and a clean, smooth lager finish with a hint of herbal hop bitterness that lingers on the palate and grows in intensity over time

M - Medium-bodied, pleasant moderate carbonation, toasty and somewhat dry texture, and no obvious alcohol. Light residual stickiness.

D - A very nice Oktoberfest - definitely the strongest among all the the local ones I've tried this year. It was a big hit at the party, which featured a lot of novice craft beer types. I had a few glasses throughout the evening, and then killed the last pour the following afternoon.

I was hoping Half Acre would bring back Zucker Esel Pils, but I was very satisfied with this offering. Hopefully with the additional space they can produce a few more lagers in the future.

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of sweemzander
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(Served in a dimple mug)
A- This beer pours a slight garnet hue to a clear slightly dense brown body and a thin beige head that soon breaks up. There is a sea of tiny bubbles racing to the surface.

S- The dry toasted malt note is soft but has a nice flinty mineral finish to it.

T- The dry toasted biscuit malt grows into more of a straight biscuit malt flavor as it opens with Noble hop note in the finish. There is a roasted malt bitterness and toast note that lingers in the aftertaste.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a watery texture that leads to a scrubbing fizz in the finish.

O- This beer has a nice aroma and good malt flavor but the bitterness and big fizz grow a bit to much and are enhanced by the dryness in the finish.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ppoitras
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle received via Growling at the Moon. Thanks for the brew, Gonzo Illini!

Poured into a Half Acre glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the slightly cloudy orangey amber brew. Head holds on well, with lasting lace. Aroma is malty yet citrusy as well.

Taste starts with nutty malt sweetness, citrus and pine in the middle, and comes home with a balnced bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is great. Good brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours the color of maple syrup with a loose, off-white head. Nose expresses sour mash and caramel malts. Taste follow nose - it comes off a bit bland. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a mild carbonation. Overall, a solid example of the style; however, after having had the oak-aged version in the taproom (4.25), I was really let down by this one.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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Lager Town from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 74.3% out of 100 with 113 ratings
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